Whakatane River Walk, Whakatane
(4.8/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Explore scenic Whakatane with Whakatane River Walk, which connects the town's major historical and scenic features along the river's edge, all the way to where the river meets the sea. The easy path takes you past gardens, a skate park, a playground, and a visitor information center right to The Heads, opening out to the Bay of Plenty. Check out the old wharf and estuary, the row of restaurants, and Mataatua Reserve. You'll also pass a hub for big game fishing, a weigh station frequented by tuna, billfish, and shark fishermen. Additional Maori cultural pieces along the way include a bronze statue of Wairaka and Muriwai's cave. Locals and tourists alike frequent this walkway, drawn by and contributing to its exuberant atmosphere. Plan to visit Whakatane River Walk during your Whakatane vacation using our convenient Whakatane vacation trip planner.
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  • This is a easy walk as it is flat and smooth surface. Great for the young kids on scooters or bikes and prams/push chairs. Two ends to start/finish. On a hot day you can take a side tour to Aquilla De...  more »
  • The total length of 3 km, but can be "militating in" another 1 km from both ends. Turns out it's quite lengthy hiking route. You can on the bike. There are animals on the river. Toilet, benches, lawns and small parks.
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  • This walk is gentle and flat from the Whakatane Bridge to the Heads. For most part it is ideal for those who are wheel chair bound. People are friendly. What a fantastic way to take in one of Whakatan...  more »